Pioneer Minister

 You’ll most likely find me in the Chaplaincy Centre, or in the Green and Blue Space, or down in the Student Community Garden. Please say, ‘Hi’, if you see me round campus!

Let me introduce myself. I was born and brought up in Greenock. I went to university in Edinburgh and then studied Divinity in St Andrew’s. I was ordained, which is how we become ministers in the Church of Scotland, in 2003.  I have worked as a chaplain in a Psychiatric Hospital, a Parish Minister and I moved to this role in December 2016.

At home, I have two children who are now teenagers, my oldest is at university in Glasgow. We live with a large dog called Hector, a cat called Scottie and I keep chickens and ducks, at the end of a long day they always make me smile!!

I love sewing, gardening, writing and reading. I have a real fondness for poetry, which often gets me through difficult days. Most of all, though, I like hearing people’s stories, chatting with them and learning from them.  I believe each of us is the expert on ourselves. When we tell our stories we also can envision our futures and work together on the steps we need to take to get ourselves there.